Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
Prominent right wing Jewish activist Yehuda Glick is shot and seriously wounded while leaving a conference in Jerusalem, police say.
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
Asia stocks mostly open higher after the US dollar jumps in value following the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus program.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
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There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by the spending watching the National Audit Office says.
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Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?
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National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales.
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